Sharing my creative process behind the core idea, iterating on it and finally minting and selling my first NFT.
“Generative art refers to art that in whole or in part has been created with the use of an autonomous system. An autonomous system in this context is generally one that is non-human and can independently determine features of an artwork that would otherwise require decisions made directly by the artist.”
My interest in Generative Art (and to some extent New Media Art) started years ago, before even knowing what it was. I just liked the aesthetic.
After researching I stumbled upon the concept and eventually into how it was made, at least generally speaking.
I’m not a programmer and I’m not an artist, in some way generative art felt like home, even though coding was very much something I thought I couldn’t do.
It was by chance or random conversation that a friend of mine mentioned Touchdesigner. One google search was enough for me to fall in love with node-based programming.
Some generative art examples I’ve done
Using Midjourney to generate images based on text prompts. Image above “Enormous Sky Whale”
Using Touchdesigner to generate a “moving painting” based on audio
“TouchDesigner is a node based visual programming language for real time interactive multimedia content, developed by the Toronto-based company Derivative. It's been used by artists, programmers, creative coders, software designers, and performers to create performances, installations, and fixed media works.”
Juien Bayle’s The.Collapse
Creating music from geometry with Geomusica
The best way for me personally to learn and understand something is trying to teach it after grasping the bare basics.
Explaining the concepts to a fictitious student or even myself helps my brain connect the dots and really comprehend the logic behind it.
**Here’s a table I made with all the tutorials I’ve completed or want to in the future.** It can be sorted by creator, related tags, priority and status.